Cost of thriving vs typical wages for full time workers
courtesy of Jenna Laib (@jennalaib)
(Slide deck includes notes and questions to elicit discourse)
Type of Graph: stacked area graph
The slow reveal graph slide deck focuses on the typical wages or a male worker, and then asks students to interpret the graph for the typical wages of a female worker. There was no data given for nonbinary, agender, or other workers.
“The typical US worker can no longer afford a family on a year’s salary, showing the dire state of America’s middle class,” by Hillary Hoffower. Published in Business Insider (February 25, 2020).
Potential Math Content: stacked area graph, line graph, advantages and disadvantages of a particular data representation, intersecting lines
Potential Content Connections: social justice, living wage, gender pay gap, inflation